Hi everyone! I was so grateful to find this site as I am in dire need of help and support. Years ago I was diagnosed with PTSD, Major Depression, Polysubstance Dependence and a questionable diagnosis... read more
Hi everyone! I was so grateful to find this site as I am in dire need of help and support. Years ago I was diagnosed with PTSD, Major Depression, Polysubstance Dependence and a questionable diagnosis of Bipolar. I say questionable because I haven't experienced a manic episode since I got clean and sober almost 4 years ago. I also have extensive experience and knowledge about this disorder I am suffering from (Tardive Dyskinesia) which has gone from very mild in the beginning of 2011 to extremely severe at present. I have been mistreated, misdiagnosed and told to take a yoga class, among other ridiculousness from doctors, psychs, neurologists, ER's and dentists. I have finally (I hope) found a movement disorders (neurologist) specialist that seems knowledgeable and dedicated. I have been on many medications over the years and recently started Cymbalta because of the pain component (the TD is causing me excruciating pain, insomnia, inability to eat, headaches and it is worsening my depression). I am now taking 120mg and would appreciate any feedback or opinions about this med. I am open to all communication, questions, support, etc. I am also in recovery from alcohol, cocaine and a few other substances and since I got sober, even with this affliction, my life is blessed. I am looking forward to helping each other. Thanks to everyone in this group for your care and support! Lisa Z.read less
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